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Access 2019 navigation pane not expanding RRS feed

  • Question

  • For some reason the navigation pane of my Access 2019 is not resizing. The handles do not show up when I point the mouse to the border. I'm a Office 365 subscriber and have the latest 64 bit version. I already tried a lot of suggestions, but none worked.

    What should I do?

    Monday, March 30, 2020 12:20 AM

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  • What exact version are you on (File > Account)?

    Do others around you have the same problem?

    Have you tried an Office Repair?

    In a bind you could use code like this in the Immediate window to bring an object in design view: DoCmd.OpenForm "form_name", acDesign


    -Tom. Microsoft Access MVP

    Monday, March 30, 2020 2:16 PM
  • It would help if you had said what you had tried that didn't work!

    Anyway, there are three suggestions in the link which are worth trying.

    Fix Shrunken Navigation Pane

    I've always found one of them fixed the issue

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:48 PM
  • What exact version are you on (File > Account)?

    Do others around you have the same problem?

    Have you tried an Office Repair?

    In a bind you could use code like this in the Immediate window to bring an object in design view: DoCmd.OpenForm "form_name", acDesign


    -Tom. Microsoft Access MVP

    Thanks Tom!

    My version is 2003 Build 12624.20382. It's the latest 2019 Office 365 version, that I installed just some days ago.

    I found out that the problem happen only when I open some files. Databases that I create work normally, with the navigation pane's handles showing up.

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:55 PM
  • It would help if you had said what you had tried that didn't work!

    Anyway, there are three suggestions in the link which are worth trying.

    Fix Shrunken Navigation Pane

    I've always found one of them fixed the issue

    Thanks, I tried F11, deactivating the search bar, and closing and reopening Access. I'll try VBA and let you know the result.
    Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58 PM